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Canon Legria Mini Camcorder

smartson.se Recommended M3.idg.se Recommended gagadget.com Recommended
12.8MP 1/2.3 160g CMOS Aug 2013
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Three Industry Awards

This big total megapixels video camera is one of the most highly awarded by expert review sites of all the camcorders of this age and spec.

This Canon camcorder was given a "Recommended" award by Smartson.se, M3.idg.se and Gagadget.com all of whom concluded that this big total megapixels video camera was good.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on seventeen expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, Expert Reviews, T3.com and Digital Versus this video camera has an overall expert rating of 76%.

Owner Reviews Are Good

Users have rated this video camera on average 84 out of 100.

Robust

Some Canon Legria Mini reviewers who bought it thought it was well made. Duomo2 wrote in their review on Amazon “This mini camcorder is well-built and everything fits together”. House of Charles mentioned in their review of the Canon Legria Mini on Amazon “The built in mic also sounds good”. Peter Piper mentioned in his review of this camcorder “Build quality is excellent, with a good solid feel to all aspects of the LEGRIA”.

A few Canon Legria Mini owners wrote in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Ipr mentioned in their review on Amazon “The battery charger is robust and has a good indicator to show when it's reached full charge”. Three years ago Simon Johnson wrote “Super robust, amazingly easy to use, yet has al the pro bells if you want it” and gave this camcorder a score of 5 stars.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who reviewed the product thought it was good quality. Duomo2 said “It's of a really good quality” in their review of the Canon Legria Mini. In January last year Ipr wrote “They were urgent buys because I needed to produce high quality promotional videos with great sound quality”. Ipr also mentioned “Video quality is second to none”.

Easy to Use

Some people agreed that the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer said on Amazon “The reason I bought it, including the remote control swivel base, was so that I can use it over the wifi” in their Canon Legria Mini review nonetheless they rated the product 20 out of 100. Duomo2 mentioned “The menus are generally easy to use” in their review of the Canon Legria Mini. Duomo2 also wrote “The Transfer Utility LE software, downloaded from the Pixela site, is simple to use”.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use the menus. Last year Ipr gave the product a very good review score and said on Amazon “The Legria was the winner; the menu was displayed on the screen”. One Canon Legria Mini reviewer who reviewed the product concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. K Nanthakumar gave this camcorder a score of 5 stars and said on Amazon “It is easy to hold”.

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Good Battery Life

Some people said in their reviews that the Canon Legria Mini had a good battery life. Last year Ipr wrote on Amazon “You need to be sure to team this up with a great memory card as the battery can outlast your storage capacity” and scored the product 5 stars. Ipr also said “I recommend buying a spare battery because, believe me, you'll be gutted if your recording stops once you see how good it is”. K Nanthakumar mentioned on Amazon “Portable, long last battery life, good video quality comparing with canon 70d, i love the audio quality compare to dslr” in their review and rated the Canon Legria Mini 5 stars.

One Canon Legria Mini owner reckoned that this camcorder was quick to charge. A Customer wrote in their Canon Legria Mini review “Very light, easy to charge and just looks the business”.

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Good Size

A few Canon Legria Mini owners who reviewed it wrote that it was compact. Mark Howard mentioned “Its nice and compact so you can pop it in a pocket or bag” in his review of the Canon Legria Mini. Simon Johnson mentioned three years ago “Great quality and really compact” in his review of the Canon Legria Mini. Expert review site Tbreak.ae said “The Legria mini is a portable and compact video recorder that shoots with some excellent video quality, certainly much better than what would be captured using a tablet or smartphone” in their review of this camcorder.

Some people who reviewed it thought it was thin. Expert website Expertreviews.co.uk said in their Canon Legria Mini review “While the HDR-MV1 was slim and tall”. Gadgetspeak.com said in their review of this camcorder “A rather different Camcorder in that it is very slim and fits easily in the palm of the hand” .

One person reckoned that it was a good depth.

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Canon Has Excellent Camcorder Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Canon camcorders and also specifically for Canon big total megapixels video cameras and found that in both cases Canon had excellent ratings.

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Nice Design

Several Canon Legria Mini owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was good looking. Duomo2 gave the product a score of 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The tablet connects to the camcorder pretty easily”. House of Charles mentioned “Front facing screen are essential for logging style videos” in their review of this camcorder and scored the product 80 out of 100. Matt F mentioned in his review “This will shoot 1920x1080 in 24 or 17 Mbps, or 1280x720 in "long play" 4 Mbps if you really need to shoot long rather than beautiful” .

One customer considered that this camcorder was smooth. Matt F said in his review of this camcorder “The result is quite fun, as you see little half-second-ish snatches of normal smooth movement taken at your choice of intervals (5sec, 10sec, 30sec, 1 min, 10 mins”.

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Good Technical Features

A few Canon Legria Mini owners who purchased it agreed that it had good features. Mark Howard gave this camcorder a very good review and he said on Amazon “I like the features particularly the slow motion feature” in his review of the Canon Legria Mini. Two years ago Matt F said in his review of the Canon Legria Mini “Ignore the mobile-app features entirely” and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Sue H wrote “The camcorder does have a plethora of interesting features” in her review of this camcorder however she scored the product 60 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was able to connect to the internet. Andy K mentioned on Amazon “I have a fairly fast Internet connection at 40 Mb/s” in his review. One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Matt F he wrote two years ago “Ignore the wifi / smartphone stuff entirely” in his review.

One Canon Legria Mini owner reckoned that the product was good in terms of HDMI connections.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Two Canon Legria Mini reviewers who reviewed the Canon Legria Mini concluded that it was quiet. Duomo2 said on Amazon “Could pick up even quiet sounds” and gave the Canon Legria Mini a rating of 80 out of 100. Ipr said “Yet I am a quiet sort of person” in their Canon Legria Mini review.

One Canon Legria Mini reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was noisy. D Deacon wrote “The CMOS sensor is reasonably low noise in low light”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Canon Legria Mini owners who bought this camcorder reckoned that it had a good screen. Expertreviews.co.uk gave this camcorder a score of 4 stars and said on Expert Reviews “The Canon Legria Mini X has a fantastic articulating screen for shooting selfie videos” in their Canon Legria Mini review.

Good Support

Three Canon Legria Mini reviewers who reviewed it thought it had good technical guidance. Matt F said on Amazon “It's got pretty decent built-in stereo mics, you can switch very easily between Auto and Manual mic level -”. Sue H mentioned on Amazon “There are basic set up instructions in English, French, German, Italian” nonetheless she gave the product a rating of 3 stars. Sue H also wrote “The comprehensive full instructions have to be downloaded from the company web site”.

Good Quality Lens

A few Canon Legria Mini owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon Legria Mini had a good lens. Duomo2 said on Amazon “The double microphones are either side of the camera lens were really sharp” and rated the product 80 out of 100. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com said “The front of the unit has the lens with twin microphones either side of it” in their review yet they rated it 3 stars.

Several people mentioned that the Canon Legria Mini had a good zoom. Peter Piper said “Low-light performance is good without the zoom at 170º Things I don't like about the LEGRIA With the digital zoom enabled” however he only gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100. Expert website Tbreak.ae wrote in their review “It would have been nicer if it included an optical zoom and more free”.

One Canon Legria Mini reviewer who bought the Canon Legria Mini considered that it had a good autofocus. K Nanthakumar mentioned on Amazon “It has a good auto focus”.

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Reasonably Priced

One Canon Legria Mini owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good value for money. Bethan Cull wrote on Amazon “Brilliant little camera excellent price xx”. One person who reviewed the Canon Legria Mini reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Shaun wrote on Amazon “You can buy additional batts pretty cheap” in his Canon Legria Mini review.

Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Legria Mini, the Legria Mini has an HDMI.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an HDMI currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price].

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DIGIC DV IV Image Processor

The Legria Mini has a DIGIC DV IV image processor which is better than the BIONZ image processor found on most camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

This camcorder's image processor (DIGIC DV IV) is in fact the best image processor across all camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria Mini.

A DIGIC 5+ image processor is the worst image processor across similar types of camcorder.

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Has Four Scene Modess

The Legria Mini has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This video camera has a Snow scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on camcorders of this type and age. The scene modess "Beach", "Night" and "Sports" are also found on this Canon camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Legria Mini has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini also have a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras of this age and type the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 10. The Legria Mini has a quite high maximum aperture number (4.8) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Legria Mini.

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Very Light

At only 160 grams, the Legria Mini is fairly light compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The lightest video camera of a similar spec and age to the Legria Mini is 65g weight and the heaviest is 3kg.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 360|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has Three White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Legria Mini is more than most camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. This Canon video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria Mini. The white balances "Daylight" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 16.8 millimeters, the Legria Mini has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria Mini. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria Mini is 28mm.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Legria Mini does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the Legria Mini which have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

The Legria Mini is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Legria Mini are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Canon Legria Mini does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of camcorders of a similar age and type to the Legria Mini range from 1.2h to 40h, and the average battery life (max) is 11h. At only 1.25 hours, the Canon Legria Mini has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Legria Mini.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The Legria Mini has a quite small display diagonal (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the Legria Mini. The display diagonals of camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the Legria Mini range from 2.3" to 3.5".

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Legria Mini supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of a similar type and age to the Legria Mini. This camcorder also supports a still image resolution(s) of 4000 x 3000.

This camcorder's still image resolution (640 x 480) is in fact the worst supported still image resolution amongst all big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the Legria Mini.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the best supported still image resolution is 4608 x 3456.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Legria Mini, the Canon Legria Mini is not 3D.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 760 milliamperes * hour, the Legria Mini has a fairly low battery capacity compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Legria Mini. The lowest battery capacity of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Legria Mini is 700mAh, the highest is 5,800mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,700mAh.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Canon Legria Mini does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in projector which you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the Canon Legria Mini does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Canon Legria Mini is not waterproof. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Legria Mini are also not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago is 34mm and the longest is 730mm. The Legria Mini has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 35 millimeters) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Legria Mini.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Legria Mini has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Legria Mini. The average display resolution (numeric) of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 620,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 92,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The Legria Mini has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is WAV, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds AAC and MP2 are also supported by this Canon camcorder.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Canon Legria Mini

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Canon released the Legria Mini over three years ago.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 64 gigabytes, the Legria Mini has a relatively typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Legria Mini.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Face Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Shooting Modes
Image Processor
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Charging Source
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Hand Strap
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Wrist Strap Included
Technical Details
Lens Cover Included
F-Number (relative Aperture)

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(27)
30 January 2015

The Canon Legria Mini X has a fantastic articulating screen for shooting selfie videos but its image quality left us a little disappointed...

Good audio recording with loads of options for improving quality in specific conditions
Headphones and mic sockets, audio mixing
Can run off the mains
WiFi connectivity
Good image quality in AVCHD 24 Mbs mode (wideangle)
No optical stabilisation
Digital zoom with stabilisation isn't very good
Mains charging only (no standalone battery charger supplied)
No live broadcast mode
No exposure histogram or electronic levels
1 December 2014

The front of the unit has the lens with twin microphones either side of it. When off the lens is covered. The back has a single LED labelled Access and a flip door behind which sits the solid... Read more…

29 April 2014

The Canon Legria Mini X is actually more impressive at recording audio than videos or photos. It's particularly practical for recording interviews, shooting band practice or jam sessions, or for...

8 April 2014

The Legria mini is a portable and compact video recorder that shoots with some excellent video quality, certainly much better than what would be captured using a tablet or smartphone. It would...

17 February 2014

Think of it as Nirvana for the selfie hunter in us all. When Canon introduced the Legria mini a year back, the brand took a strong few steps into the video content creation phenomenon. After the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(42)
Reviewed 30 July 2014 by Tsekerija
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera, easy to use ...does what it should. I love everything about it - quality materials, good lens, easy out-of-box solution and great battery time. Also, I love the holes on the outer... Read more…

Reviewed 29 April 2015 by Delas
Delas would recommend the Canon Vixia mini (Verified Purchase)

I use this mainly for video blogging. It's simple to use and shoots amazing quality HD videos. The mic picks up great sound as well (not so great in windy situations though). The only issue I have... Read more…

Easy to Use
Good Image Stabilization
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Large Clear LCD
Limited Zoom
Poor In Low Light
No Zoom Function
No zoom
Reviewed 27 December 2014 by GG
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent product that works very very well - easy to use - bit scary initially as you can never be 100% sure it's working..... :). But produced a great amateur time lapse film of our house being... Read more…

Reviewed 5 July 2014 by Tony henderson
(Verified Purchase)

Very easy to use with good results...

Reviewed 24 August 2016 by Stephen Peters

Yes.. You can still buy these camcorders new, and I've had mine for quite a while. BUT! Windows 7, 8, 9, 10 does not recognise the camcorder when attempting to capture video output UNLESS the... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 8455b011aa, legriamini, 8455b052aa, canon vp734062, canon 9114b004, canon 9114b004a, canon 9114b004aa, canon 4960999991573
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